Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 3rd May 2015

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:48am on Sunday 3rd May 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Sunny
Base temp:
16°C

Top temp:
12°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
0-3m/s (Hirafu)
Very good
This report
Sunday 3rd May 2015, 8:48am
0cm
Saturday 2nd May 2015, 8:32am 0cm
Friday 1st May 2015, 7:55am 0cm
Thursday 30th April 2015, 8:32am 0cm
Wednesday 29th April 2015, 8:31am 0cm
Tuesday 28th April 2015, 8:28am 0cm
Monday 27th April 2015, 8:31am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 0cm
Current month (May 2015) total: 0cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 1144cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:48am on Sunday 3rd May 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning and the sun is out again this and it's another fine and warm start to the day with a forecast high of around 20C.

Tomorrow is probably not going be quite as warm and there's cloud forecast along with some rain later on in the day and possibly into Tuesday.

Nice clear conditions are due for the last day of the season on Wednesday.

There's generally only a few patches of snow left now on the lower slopes of the resorts. It always feels kind of sad to see, but got to remember all the fun that was had and then we can start to look forward to next season. Interestingly, Niseko Grand Hirafu still have 2.5m of snow as their snow depth for the upper areas. Going to take a while longer for that lot to melt away!

4 more days left including today.

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Todays question asks what I like most about Niseko.

I have lots of good memories of Niseko going back a long time... at first it was just visiting and then living in the area. The quality of snow might well be the obvious answer, but it's probably the best one. When Niseko is on form, it really is hard to beat.

And after all, snow is the main reason we are here isn't it.

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Planned resort operations for the rest of the season - weather conditions may mean changes on any given day, but these are the plans!

Niseko Grand Hirafu:
- Ace Quad Number 2 Center four - until May 6
- King Triple Lift Number 3 - until May 6
- King Number 4 - until May 6
- Hirafu Gondola - from May 2 until May 6
- Spring Park plans to be open until May 6

Lower areas closed - get back down using the Ace Number 2 Center four lift or the Hirafu Gondola on the days it is operation.
The Holiday Course is open when the Gondola is operating.

Niseko Annupuri:
- Annupuri Gondola - until May 6
- Jumbo Number 1 quad - until May 6
- Jumbo Number 4 pair - until May 6

Niseko Village:
- Niseko Gondola - until May 6

Lower areas closed - get back down using the Gondola.
Connection with Niseko Grand Hirafu open.

Niseko Hanazono:
Niseko Hanazono is now closed for the season.

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Official resort snow depths:

Grand Hirafu:
Top - 250cm
Base - 0cm

Niseko Annupuri:
Top - 230cm
Base - 20cm

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Niseko Grand Hirafu 6 day weather and snow forecast

Archive report: Posted at 8:48am on Sunday 3rd May 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Limited operations for the last few days of the season.

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Sunday 3rd May 2015
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 3rd May 2015
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2014/2015
*as of Sunday 3rd May 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
3rd May 0cm 0cm 2cm
2nd May 0cm 0cm 0cm
1st May 0cm 0cm 0cm
30th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
29th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
28th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
27th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 0cm 2cm
Previous 14 days total 0cm 0cm 7cm
November observed snowfall total 30cm 123cm 118cm
December observed snowfall total 519cm 275cm 418cm
January observed snowfall total 257cm 461cm 443cm
February observed snowfall total 196cm 178cm 316cm
March observed snowfall total 139cm 113cm 164cm
April observed snowfall total 3cm 13cm 32cm
May observed snowfall total 0cm 0cm 2cm
Season observed snowfall total 1144cm 1163cm 1493cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 3rd May 2015
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
30cm
[30cm]
519cm
[549cm]
257cm
[806cm]
196cm
[1002cm]
139cm
[1141cm]
3cm
[1144cm]
0cm
[1144cm]
2013/2014 season 0cm
[0cm]
123cm
[123cm]
275cm
[398cm]
461cm
[859cm]
178cm
[1037cm]
113cm
[1150cm]
13cm
[1163cm]
0cm
[1163cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
118cm
[118cm]
418cm
[536cm]
443cm
[979cm]
316cm
[1295cm]
164cm
[1459cm]
32cm
[1491cm]
2cm
[1493cm]
  October November December January February March April May
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